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Secret View,

Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A charming holiday cottage set within beautiful rural surroundings
  • Perfect for a couple looking for a quiet country bolthole
  • Ideal for exploring the Howardian Hills
  • Explore towns and villages including Helmsley, Malton and Hovingham
  • Just a short drive from the historic city of York
  • Visit Yorkshire Lavender and Castle Howard

 

Property code: G0124

Situated in an elevated position in a picturesque village in the beautiful Howardian Hills, this lovely property is perfect for a couple looking to explore the glorious North Yorkshire countryside.

From the doorstep, you can enjoy some fantastic rural walks through the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with lush pastures and extensive woodlands. There are pretty villages nearby including Terrington (less than a mile), Sheriff Hutton (3 miles) and Hovingham (3.5 miles), all with charming pubs, historic churches and delightful tearooms and restaurants. Yorkshire Lavender – a beautiful lavender farm and sculpture park – is less than a mile away and the cottage is perfect for visiting the stunning Castle Howard, one of Britain's finest stately homes (5 miles). There are several thriving market towns to visit including Helmsley (11.5 miles) and Malton (9 miles). The historic city of York is also nearby (13.5 miles).

 

On entering this charming cottage, you will find a spacious and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The attractively furnished lounge features statement panelled walls, a flame-effect electric fire and plenty of comfortable seating, making this an ideal space to relax in front of the TV/DVD and enjoy a movie. There's also a selection of books, games and DVDs to enjoy. The property offers a dining area by the window, and there's a shaker-style kitchen equipped with an oven, fridge and dishwasher. The freezer and washing machine are located in a cupboard under the stairs. Heading upstairs you will find two cosy bedrooms. There's a double room to the front of the cottage with glorious views across the fields. To the rear, is a single bedroom which has stunning views across the Vale of York. You will also find a shower room complete with a large walk-in shower and WC.

 

Stepping outside you can relax in the small courtyard patio to the rear of the cottage. Ample off-road parking is available.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single
  • 1 shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Dishwasher, fridge, oven
  • Washing machine and freezer
  • TV, DVD
  • Courtyard patio with furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-fi included
  • Welcome pack included
  • Cot and stairgate available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile
  • York 13.5 miles

Melanie Meadows

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Megan, 21st August 2020

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We loved our stay - it was a beautiful location and the cottage was really well equipped. The surrounding villages were easy to find and beautiful to explore. The bed was very comfortable and the living room area was very cosy. We would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Edward, 31st July 2020

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A small cosy cottage in a lovely rural setting. Good welcome pack with instructions, things to see and do etc. Kitchen was generally all well equipped, and rest of the cottage clean and tidy. The bed was very comfy, but the living room could do with a bit more light from lamps and some new cushions. We had a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Keith, 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Steven, 10th July 2020

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Lovely place and would recommend.

Reviewed by Steve, 31st January 2020

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Reviewed by Karen, 20th December 2019

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This is and excellent base to enjoy the most fantastic countryside. The cottage itself is compact and cosy and the kitchen is very well equipped.

Reviewed by Peter, 3rd September 2019

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Very comfortable cottage for up to 3 people. We took 2 Labrador dogs and there was still reasonable room. Cooking facilities were excellent. (For info: the walk just up the road starting opposite "the gatehouse" to Dalby we found was extremely overgrown though we managed to fight through. That, of course, is not the responsibility of the holiday coRead morempany or cottage owner.) Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 12th July 2019

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Great location, comfortable and convenient. High-end kitchen equipment and all in good order.

Reviewed by Sally, 30th December 2018

I wouldn't not recommend secret view as other folk will be quite happy there. The welcome hamper was nice, thank you. The area is beautiful and the views from the cottage are fabulous. The cottage is tiny, the carpets need a good clean or replacing. When you look at the overview of the cottage it says there is a Garden ??There isn't, it's a strip Read moreof concrete, the other side of the fence neighbours dogs are left to yap! If you sat out side in the summer you get to look at the neighbours rubbish. There is a real problem with the cess pit, neighbour told us that he had tried to get it fixed but adjoining cottage owners aren't willing to contribute. Like I say other people will be quite happy with the cottage and although we will return to the area we wouldn't use this cottage again. Hide

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